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By Doris Ecker

She is far and wide: as a car for either farmers and advertisers, a subject matter for examine scientists and poets, and ever-present within the type of fortunate charms, kid's toys, or just as a delectable sandwich-filler. the feminine of the bovine species is respected as sacred or reviled as silly, yet something she by no means evokes is indifference. After greater than 10000 years residing along us, she continues to be a beguiling secret. Combining a myriad of richly enjoyable anecdotes and an abundance of illuminating discoveries, Florian Werner offers the curious cultural heritage of that almost all fascinating of animals: the cow.

Since evolving from the aurochs, an ungulate that grazed the Persian grasslands, the cow has embedded itself into almost all features of our lives. Cow is the 1st ebook to examine the animal in its numerous manifestations in cultures all over the world. Werner examines cows' function in trade as an early type of foreign money and their position on our plates and in our stomachs within the kind of meat and dairy items. Florian Werner examines how cows are worshipped in a few circles, akin to in Hindu mythology, and abhorred in others, at the present time being vilified as an agent of weather swap. And he waxes philosophic concerning the value of the cow's rumination and cud chewing, in addition to her basic yet significant moo.

Combining thorough study with an obtainable writing type, Florian Werner bargains readers an eye-opening viewpoint in this commodified animal, whose lifestyles is inextricably intertwined with ours and which we too frequently take for granted.

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By Doris Ecker

She is far and wide: as a car for either farmers and advertisers, a subject matter for examine scientists and poets, and ever-present within the type of fortunate charms, kid's toys, or just as a delectable sandwich-filler. the feminine of the bovine species is respected as sacred or reviled as silly, yet something she by no means evokes is indifference. After greater than 10000 years residing along us, she continues to be a beguiling secret. Combining a myriad of richly enjoyable anecdotes and an abundance of illuminating discoveries, Florian Werner offers the curious cultural heritage of that almost all fascinating of animals: the cow.

Since evolving from the aurochs, an ungulate that grazed the Persian grasslands, the cow has embedded itself into almost all features of our lives. Cow is the 1st ebook to examine the animal in its numerous manifestations in cultures all over the world. Werner examines cows' function in trade as an early type of foreign money and their position on our plates and in our stomachs within the kind of meat and dairy items. Florian Werner examines how cows are worshipped in a few circles, akin to in Hindu mythology, and abhorred in others, at the present time being vilified as an agent of weather swap. And he waxes philosophic concerning the value of the cow's rumination and cud chewing, in addition to her basic yet significant moo.

Combining thorough study with an obtainable writing type, Florian Werner bargains readers an eye-opening viewpoint in this commodified animal, whose lifestyles is inextricably intertwined with ours and which we too frequently take for granted.

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